Artists Bill of Rights for all Creative People...

I've complained about this issue over the years - so many organisations (including the BBC and National Geographic) exploit artisic work through competitions and then assume full rights.  It's their way of accumulating vast quaintities of written or image work (amongst others) without having to pay the creators anything.

So what are we doing about it?

Young people and those starting off in their creative careers need to know that by entering such competitions they're actually killing the industry that they're involved with.  Is there any point in getting your name known in your chosen profession if the act kills off your trade by the time your name is known?

If you have created something and someone wants it - get them to pay you for it - never give them it for free.

Now you can do more.  Got to and get involved in whatever way you can.  Get your friends, supporters and colleagues involved too.

All the best


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